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18 Virtual Event Engagement Ideas You Should Try

As event planners worldwide shifted strategies to meet the ever-changing needs caused by COVID-19, virtual and hybrid events skyrocketed. Even as in-person events return, many businesses and event planners plan to keep the virtual event trend alive. With virtual and hybrid events becoming a standard part of industry operations, event planners and organizers are on the hunt for virtual event engagement ideas that will keep audiences invested.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/attendee-engagement/virtual-event-engagement-ideas/

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15 Audience Engagement Strategies That Actually Work

Audience engagement plays a significant role in the success of any event. Whether in-person or online, event organizers want attendees to pay attention and participate. In fact, more than 80% of marketing professionals believe that audience engagement is a key indicator of an event’s success. Expert event planners and organizers understand that choosing the right audience engagement strategies can make or break an event.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/attendee-engagement/audience-engagement-strategies/

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23 Webinar Best Practices to Drive Attendance and Engagement

The most successful webinars are specific, interesting, and engaging. They have captivating hosts, cover relevant content, and provide attendees with invaluable information. But how do webinar organizers take an idea and transform it into an appealing virtual event? Which webinar best practices do the most successful virtual event planners and organizers follow?

We created this post to help guide anyone planning, creating, or designing a webinar through the entire process, from start to finish.

Read more at: https://www.socialtables.com/blog/event-marketing/webinar-best-practices/

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Developing Customer-Focused Event Tech

Góes started InEvent whilst still in college alongside two other co-founders. Góes explains that coming from a Latino background, they had access to limited funding, an issue experienced by many minority founders. To combat this, they applied to some investors and one of these was Y Combinator based in San Francisco. Góes explains some of the stages of investment such as seed funding, as well as the amounts that they received between 2019-2020 and what this allowed the company to do.

Read more at: https://meetings.skift.com/developing-customer-focused-event-tech/

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15 Trade Show Booth Ideas to Engage Attendees at Your Next Event

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Trade shows are a type of event based on a certain industry where businesses can gather to promote their product or service. At a trade show, businesses present themselves by purchasing a booth where exhibitors can talk to attendees about their business or whatever they choose to promote. Depending on the size of the show, attendees have a number of booths they can visit and inquire about. This means a booth should be both inviting and informative to entice people to stop and ask questions. In this blog we’ll cover everything about trade shows, from their benefits to trade booth ideas you can use for your own business!

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/trade-show-booth-ideas

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How event tech can drive up engagement

But boosting interactions with attendees and exhibitors remains a key problem for planners to tackle – especially with new expectations since the digital transformation of all industries.

That’s why Romain Dejoie, head of product at ExpoPlatform, has set out his expert advice to help eventprofs increase engagement with their offerings before, during and after the live show.

He said: “This is really a moment for event organizers to use technology to increase the value of the experience for all participants, which feels way more engaging for your attendees.”

Read more at: https://expoplatform.com/blog/smart-events/event_tech_engagement/

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What are the best online networking tools for events?

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The right gadgets can help you connect with others, explore products and follow up with helpful contact information.

This helps to make the most of your trade show experience and build lasting business relationships.

Read on to learn about the most popular online tools for networking at events and how they help drive meaningful connections.

Read more at: https://expoplatform.com/event-technology/online-tools-networking-events/

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6 Ways of keeping your audience engaged after hosting a webinar

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Hosting a webinar is a great way to connect with your audience and share valuable information with them. You can also use it to gather high-quality leads that you can pursue later on.

However, hosting a webinar is not an easy task. You need to do several things before the event, such as promoting the webinar, managing registrations, and preparing your materials.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/hosting-a-webinar.html

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Attract a Global Audience by Switching to a Hybrid Conference

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Eventbrite works with major online conference platforms and services so that you can easily take your conferences online. Not only will a hybrid conference connect you with virtual conference participants from around the world, but it will also create new networking opportunities for attendees as well as a much larger pool of potential customers.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/global-audience-hybrid-conference-ds00/

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The Complete Guide to Improving Event Audience Engagement

Audience engagement is the main key to having a successful event and hosting any future events! With both virtual and hybrid events on the rise, audience engagement can be tough to capture and maintain. This guide will help event organizers gain audience engagement and how to retain it for future events.

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/the-complete-guide-to-improving-event-audience-engagement

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The Event Lifecycle: Your Guide to Using the Right Tech at Every Step

Event strategy is fairly easy to execute once you understand the three major stages of the event life cycle: building, measuring and learning. As an event host or planner, it’s critical to take pride in your events because they are an opportunity to impress your audience members and conquer your KPI goals. Although the process of event planning is pretty standard, it’s a must to familiarize yourself with the latest trends and technology because those are components that can contribute to the success of your event.

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/the-event-lifecycle-your-guide-to-using-the-right-tech-at-every-step

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25 VIP Event Ideas That Are Sure to Impress Attendees ‍

VIP treatment for your guests will give them an exclusive experience they will never forget! Your guests will be willing to pay more for your event tickets if they include an enhanced experience. With VIP treatments and experiences, you’re also able to create tiered levels of tickets with different pricing. Event organizers can also integrate upgrades and add-ons for each ticket they sell!

Read more at: https://www.hubilo.com/blog/25-vip-event-ideas-that-will-impress-attendees

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6 Event Engagement Ideas To Win Your Attendees

Recently, audiences are hard to engage, and repetitive engagement ideas also do not help the cause. Have you lately been struggling with engaging your event audience too? Then we might have something for you!

In this blog, we have arranged a series of the latest engagement ideas you might not have heard elsewhere. Implement them in your upcoming event, and the results will surprise you.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/6-event-engagement-ideas-to-win-your-attendees.html

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A Seamless Attendee Journey for Hybrid Events [Infographic]

Discover how to build a seamless attendee journey for hybrid events, from event registration, to live engagement, to post-event communication.

Creating a seamless attendee journey for hybrids events is no easy feat. It demands a strategic and systematic approach from event planners, who have to think of two separate experiences: virtual and in-person.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/a-seamless-attendee-journey-for-hybrid-events-infographic.html

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What event professionals can learn from the Super Bowl

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Find out what event professionals can learn from the Super Bowl as a showcase of building up attention, creating and engaging communities, leveraging technology, and advertising.

This Sunday, February 13, 2022, the Super Bowl will see the Cincinnati Bengals take on the Los Angeles Rams at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. Without a doubt, it will be the most-watched broadcast in the U.S. in 2022.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/marketing/what-event-professionals-can-learn-from-the-super-bowl.html

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The Importance of Presentation Skills in hybrid or In-Person Events and How to Improve Them

Presentation skills is what gives value to your insights, instead it is useless if you aren’t able to communicate them properly.

Communication is a soft skill that many organizations recognize but fail to look for when recruiting fresh talent. Yet, in marketing, communicating with presentations is something that will happen quarterly, monthly, and sometimes even more regularly.

Read more at: https://inevent.com/blog/others/presentation-skills-for-events.html

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37 Virtual Event Ideas with Examples for 2022

We’ve always had webinars, but now, the humble webinar has been joined by a new type of event – a virtual event.

According to a survey conducted by PCMA, 79% of event planners are going virtual. From virtual meetings to virtual conferences, the meetings and events industry has transformed in the last few months and is embracing new forms of event marketing and management technology.

Read more at: https://www.cvent.com/en/blog/events/virtual-event-ideas

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WHAT IS AN EVENT CHATBOT

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In today’s Whiteboard Wednesday, we tackle the question: What is an event chatbot? Chatbots and digital assistants have become our trusted companions at home and at work. They help us manage our schedules, fulfill our requests, and instantly answer questions we might have about the weather, the news, – and events.

In this 12-minute video, Brandt Krueger goes over the event chatbot basics. What they are, how to implement them, and their benefits. Consider adding one to your upcoming event and automate some of your event communications.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/what-is-an-event-chatbot/

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CAN WE RELY ON EVENT PLATFORMS FOR AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT?

The Event Brew squad is tackling a complex topic today; a topic most event planners have contemplated in the last two years. It’s time to talk about audience engagement on event platforms!

The topic was inspired by Encore’s article, titled ‘Keep Attendees Engaged with an Interactive Event Platform‘. The Event Tech Podcast has tackled this topic from multiple angles, but today, we can get an inside scoop from Dustin, Nick, and Thuy, as well.

Read more at: https://helloendless.com/event-platforms-for-audience-engagement/

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Best Practices for a High-Quality Event Listing

Designing a high quality event is the key to creating a fantastic experience for your attendees and securing a community of repeat ticket buyers. High-quality event listings are those which comply with our Community Guidelines and make their content clear, accessible, and authentic.

Authenticity is at the heart of what makes your event incredible. This means posting content that is your own, or procured appropriately, and appeals to an audience that connects with your event’s purpose or cause.

Read more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/blog/event-listing-best-practices/

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The Complete Guide to Increasing Event Audience Engagement

It’s no secret that event professionals are looking for new ways to increase audience engagement. The days of “Let’s have a show of hands for…” are in the rearview mirror for today’s speakers. With the arrival of virtual and hybrid events, old methods are now obsolete. Integrating technology that allows for audience participation is the new frontier.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/the-complete-guide-to-increasing-event-audience-engagement

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Guest Blog: 3 essential event metrics your technology should capture

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As in-person events have shifted to virtual due to safety protocols and stay-at-home orders, the events industry has witnessed massive changes over the last two years. Despite the significant impact of COVID-19 on the industry, the demand for events is still expected to increase. In 2019, the events market was valued at $1.14 trillion, and it’s estimated to reach $1.55 trillion by 2028. With the space continuing to grow, organizations are utilizing event software to create the best experience for their attendees, regardless of format.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/guest-blog-3-essential-event-metrics-your-technology-should-capture

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5 secrets to drive remote attendee engagement at your next event

Hybrid conferences are here to stay. In the wake of the 2020 – 2021 pandemic, most corporate events are now a mix of both in-person and virtual attendees and sessions. But, even in a virtual setting, it’s important to create an environment where attendees interact, participate in networking opportunities, and make meaningful connections. Engaging events can attract remote attendees through marketing and creative event promotion.

Read more at: https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/5-secrets-to-drive-remote-attendee-engagement-at-your-next-event

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Case Study: GetWellNetwork Scores at Cost Savings & Attendee Engagement

About GetWellNetwork

GetWellNetwork provides patient engagement solutions, tools, and strategies to help healthcare organizations deliver individualized patient and family experiences.

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The GetConnected Conference is GetWellNetwork’s biennial user conference and exhibition that brings together company product users for three days of community-building, education, and innovation around the future of patient engagement.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/case-study-getwellnetwork-scores-at-cost-savings-attendee-engagement/

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Case Study: CLHIA Amps up Attendee & Sponsor Engagement at Virtual Conference

Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) is the national trade association representing Canada’s life and health insurers. CLHIA’s November 2020 Virtual Wealth and Retirement Conference focused on providing those managing wealth portfolios for Canadian life and health insurers with up-to-date and actionable information about important trends and issues shaping the industry.

Read more at: https://www.eventmobi.com/blog/case-study-clhia-amps-up-attendee-sponsor-engagement-at-virtual-conference/

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Insomnia Gaming Festival: Powered by the CrowdComms In-Person Event App

The Insomnia Gaming Festival has been running for 23 years and started as a LAN party. Although the festival has evolved and grown considerably, the action-packed LAN offering not only is the UK’s biggest but remains one of the most popular draws of the event. A LAN party, for those unaware, is where attendees are invited to bring their computers, access the LAN (local area network) provided by the event and play games together online. As Insomnia has grown in popularity over the years, gamers in their thousands are flocking to join in, creating a spectacle of over two thousand individuals plugged into their computers, playing and competing online while sitting together in an enormous conference hall.

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2022/5/24/insomnia-gaming-festival-powered-by-the-crowdcomms-in-person-event-app

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How to Network at a Virtual Event: The Science Behind Successful Connections

Successful in-person event networking is a mix of common-sense (be friendly, don’t yell at people, avoid scowling), plus intuitive non-verbal language (eye-contact, confident stance, open posture). While the former is important, the latter accounts for 60%-80% of our face-to-face communication!

It’s reasonable to assume that when we network at a virtual event we should do the same things as we do in-person. However, while video does give us face-to-face contact, the way we communicate changes.

Read more at: https://www.crowdcomms.com/post/2022/7/21/network-virtual-event

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How To Elevate the In-Room Experience for Your Event Attendees

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Are you tired of seeing attendees checking their phones during your event? It’s the surest sign that someone is disengaged from what’s going on. And when one person does it, everyone around them feels a need to do the same. The average person interacts with their phone nearly three times a minute or a staggering 2,617 times a day.

Why are your event attendees disengaging?

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/how-to-elevate-the-in-room-experience-for-your-event-attendees/

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Keep attendees engaged with an interactive event platform

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People are returning to in-person events. But the audience doesn’t look the same. One reason might be because the majority of Americans care more about their mental health, physical health and family than they did before the pandemic (Source: The Harris Poll, “The Great Awakening”), by 67 percent, 71 percent and 72 percent, respectively.

It’s clear that if you want to expand your in-person event’s reach, adding a hybrid element is the way to go.

Read more at: https://www.encoreglobal.com/keep-attendees-engaged-with-an-interactive-event-platform/

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The metaverse journey and what this means for businesses

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There’s a lot of marketing hype surrounding the metaverse but what does it actually mean and how does this impact businesses?

Following on from Evessio’s well-attended speaking session at International Confex 2022 surrounding the new world of the metaverse, we published an article on the impact of the future of the metaverse and the impact on the events industry. (link to article) But what does the future of the metaverse mean for businesses on the whole?

Read more at: https://eventsroom.com/live/en/node/newsarticle-the-metaverse-journey-and-what-this-means-for-businesses?type=NewsArticle

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